Nokia 8 Launching on September 26 – The Flagship We All Want
Nokia 8 is reminiscent of the past flagships from Nokia
HMD Global launched their first flagship Nokia 8 last month. During the launch, the company confirmed India launch around Diwali. HMD Global has kept it’s promise, and Nokia 8 is coming to India on September 26. The company has already started to send out media invites for the launch event in New Delhi.
Though the company hasn’t officially confirmed that they are launching Nokia 8, the invite reads, “There are two sides to every story”, which hints at the special Nokia 8 “Bothie” feature. Nokia 8 is expected to be priced between Rs. 40,000/- and Rs. 45,000/-. It will go on sale in the mid-October via online and offline channels.
Nokia 8 – Specifications and Features
Nokia 8 will come with the Snapdragon 835 processor, the most high-end chipset by Qualcomm for now, and a dual rear camera setup.
Design and Build
The device will be carved out of a single block of 6000 series aluminium, which will give the Nokia 8 a sturdy build quality. The fingerprint sensor is embedded in the home button at the front.
It will sport a 5.3” IPS Quad HD display with 2K resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 with a 2.5D finish on top.
Under the hood, the device will carry an octa core (Four 2.5GHz Kryo + Four 1.8GHz Kryo) Snapdragon 835 processor paired with with 4GB of LPDDR 4X RAM.
It will run pure Android Nougat 7.1.1 out of the box. Nokia has also promised timely updates to all users. Nokia is already testing Android 8.0 Oreo update for Nokia 8.
The smartphone will come with 64GB of onboard storage which can be further expanded up to 256GB with an external memory card.
The device will come with a pair of two ZEISS lenses at the back, which will include two 13 megapixel shooters. One is a colour sensor (with OIS) and the other one is a Monochrome sensor, supported by a dual tone Flash with an aperture of f/2.0, PDAF and an IR range finder. Up front, there is a 13 megapixel shooter with PDAF, 1.12um and f/2.0 aperture.
SIM Support and Connectivity
The device supports dual SIMs with all the required connectivity options at place. It supports all 4G LTE bands with 4G VoLTE. It comes with Bluetooth v5.0, 3.1 USB Type C port and 3.5mm ADJ headphone jack (3 mics).
It carries the IP54 certification, which makes the device resistant to accidental splashes and will save the device from water leakage to a certain degree.
The device will house a 3090 mAh non removable battery which can easily last for a day on a single charge. It also supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0.
Variants And Price
The smartphone will come in four colour options, two with the glossy finish and two with a Matte finish. It has four color options – Polished Copper, Polished Blue, Tempered Blue and Steel. It is being expected to be priced between Rs. 40,000 and Rs. 45,000.
Nokia 8 will go on sale in the second week of October, via both offline and online channels. Amazon is expected to be the online partner for Nokia 8.
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Nokia 8 in India – Our Take
Nokia 8 appears to be competitively priced. In a market filled with Samsung Galaxy S8, HTC U11, Google Pixel, iPhone 8 and Galaxy Note 8, it will also face tough competition from the likes of OnePlus 5, Honor 8 and LG G6.
It has a lot to offer. Nostalgia may bring people to the Nokia 8, but the specifications will keep them invested in the smartphone.